For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope
We will be airing the live performance of the Metropolitan Opera's special performance marking the anniversary of the conflict in Ukraine. Entitled For Ukraine: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Met Orchestra and Chorus, and soloists Golda Schultz, Emily D’Angelo, Dmytro Popov, and Vladyslav Buialskyi. The program will feature Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and Silvestrov's "Prayer for Ukraine." Join us Friday at 7PM.
The University of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute
This Monday night at 9, enjoy the NOI Philharmonic in a concert from their 2022 Summer festival at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center with conductor Daniel Hege on Front Row Washington! The University of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and in the College Park, MD community.
Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
On the latest Classical Breakdown, it's all about Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during World War I, it is a barrier-breaking masterpiece and a masterclass in musical illusions and creativity.
The Ariel Quartet
This week on Center Stage from Wolf Trap, the Ariel String Quartet, hailed by the Washington Post as “blazing" and "larger than life," performs string quartets by two composers who mastered the genre - Haydn and Beethoven.
An all-night vigil
Join us for an all-night vigil on Choral Showcase this Sunday night at 9! Bill Bukowski features Einojuhani Rautavaara's Vigilia (All-Night Vigil) composed in 1971, which was inspired by a childhood visit to an Orthodox monastery on an island in Lake Ladoga. A vigil and matins service, it was condensed to concert performances and has been recorded frequently. We'll hear one of the latest ones from BIS.
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Opera Matinee presents Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitri Shostakovich. A Met recorded performance from October 2022, Shotakovich's controversial drama, composed in 1932, involves a married woman whose passion for another man leads to murder. Featuring Svetlana Sozdeteliva and Brandon Jovanovich. Saturday at 1PM ET.
Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, a Beethoven Sonata & More
On this week's Front Row Washington, the victorious finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite is performed by a teenage pianist. He’s joined by a talented 14-year-old performing Beethoven, and a young violinist whose musical roots span two continents. Sunday at 6PM.
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